George Washington Quilt

Date: about 1876

Culture: American

Medium: Wholecloth printed cotton

Dimensions: 89 1/2 x 79 1/2 in. (227.3 x 201.9 cm)

Classification: Textiles

Credit Line: Gift of Helen W. Hughart, 1985

Accession Number: 1985.347

Description

The front and back of this whole-cloth quilt are constructed of two complete width and one cut-width lengths of fabric seamed at their selvedges. The front is a multicolored roller-printed cotton showing medallions with trompe-l'oeil relief busts of George Washington. Each medallion is topped with an eagle and surrounded with a wreath of flowers. The back is of a dark brown calico with a lozenge design in brown and red. The piece is fan quilted overall.

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